Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How can one install the rsh in Windows 7 Professional?

share|improve this question

closed as unclear what you're asking by m0nhawk, Dave, Breakthrough, Mokubai, Dave M Sep 24 '13 at 15:24

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
Have you tried Cygwin? –  Peter Feb 7 '13 at 12:00
    
rsh is contained within Subsystem for Unix-based Applications (SUA) just install that component provided you have a supported version of Windows 7. Otherwise you will have to install ported version of a GNU unix utility. Just take your pick. –  Ramhound Feb 7 '13 at 12:02
    
I may be wrong here but isn't rsh insecure and obsolete? –  user183734 Feb 7 '13 at 12:14
    
@Gael - I am sure it is hence the reason its no longer included by default. –  Ramhound Feb 7 '13 at 12:28

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Microsoft includes rsh in a UNIX utilities add-on here. Unfortunately, it only officially supports Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate.

A Google search pointed me here: http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/bchafy/rsh_vista.html. If you just need rsh, this is probably what you want.

If you would like to use rsh in a UNIX-like environment, or also need the RSH server rshd, try Cygwin.

share|improve this answer
1  
If you want to try Cygwin, just ditch RSH and use SSH instead. –  user183734 Feb 7 '13 at 15:19

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.